Kevin MacLean, President
Kevin MacLean was named President of MacLean Engineering in 2005, having served on the Company’s Board of Directors prior to that. Kevin is a Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science graduate from Cornell University. He co-founded a software company in 1986, took it public in 2000, and served as a Corporate Officer up until 2002. In 2005, Kevin was named VP of Software and Marketing at PDF Solutions, another publicly-traded company specializing in the optimization of computer chip manufacturing. In 2012, he received the BACUS prize for lifetime achievement and contribution to the computer chip manufacturing industry, from SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics).
Don MacLean, Chairman
Don MacLean founded MacLean Engineering in 1973. A professional Mining Engineer, long-time miner and entrepreneur, Don built his namesake Company into a global force for hard rock mining innovation on the back of flagship, industry-changing products, notably the Series 900 Scissor Bolter and the remote-controlled Blockholer Drill. In 2014, Don was inducted into the International Mining Hall of Fame. As Chairman of MacLean Engineering, Don remains active in the business in an executive oversight and strategic capacity.
Casey Verwoerd, Chief Financial Officer
Casey Verwoerd, CPA, CMA, graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree and spent five years in a public sector finance position prior to joining MacLean Engineering in 2002. In his role as Chief Financial Officer at MacLean, Casey oversees the Company’s financial reporting, audit and compliance, legal, risk management and planning & treasury functions.
Bob Wraight, Vice President – Operations & HR
Bob Wraight has over 30 years of experience in Engineering and Manufacturing, having worked in a wide range of high technology and lean manufacturing environments. Prior to joining MacLean in 2007, Bob was Vice President of North America at ATS – a manufacturing automation solution provider. He has an in-depth background in Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement with applied experience in 5S, Kaizen, TPS [Toyota Production System] and is a Six Sigma champion. As VP of Operations at MacLean, Bob is responsible for all facets of manufacturing at the Company’s multiple production facilities, materials management, production and distribution warehousing. Corporately, Bob also oversees Purchasing, Manufacturing Engineering, Business Systems, Human Resources and Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE).
David Jacques, Vice President – Engineering
David Jacques joined MacLean Engineering in 2001 after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Management Science. David began his career in hydraulic and mechanical design roles and progressed through more responsible supervision and management positions within the engineering department as well as leading teams on several large new product development projects. As Vice President of Engineering, David is responsible for the engineering teams who carry out the design, continuous improvement, and customer support of all products offered by MacLean and works closely with Sales, Marketing, and Operations counterparts as part of the executive team. David has been a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario since 2005.
Tony Caron, Vice President – Latin America and Quebec
Tony Caron started with MacLean Engineering in 1995 and since that time has served in a variety of positions of progressive responsibility across the business, including in manufacturing, aftermarket sales, branch management and business development. In 2008, Tony was named General Manager responsible for sales and aftermarket support in Latin America and Quebec, in which capacity he oversees the MacLean branches in Val-D’Or, Quebec, Queretaro (north of Mexico City), Mexico; and Lima, Peru.
Stuart Lister, Vice President – Marketing and Communications
Stuart Lister has 20+ years of communications experience across the mining, manufacturing, sustainability consulting, and municipal sectors. His practice has taken him from remote minesites and First Nation and Inuit communities in Ontario, Quebec, Labrador, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, to corporate headquarters and city halls. As Director of Marketing & Communications for MacLean Engineering based out of the company’s head office in Collingwood, Ontario, Stuart leads the efforts to raise awareness of MacLean innovation in the areas of mobile equipment electrification, automation and digitalization for the global underground mining industry.